PS2 games that get my recommendation

A Listmania! list by T. Birchall "paramedic_foetus"
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Ape Escape 2
1.  Ape Escape 2 by Sony
The list author says:
  "The monkey football mini game is one of the best multi-player experiances I've come across. The main game is a decent, though dated, platformer. Again though, MONKEY FOOTBALL!"
£37.95   Used & New from: £4.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition (PS2)
2.  Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition (PS2) by Capcom
The list author says:
  "Kinda frustrating due to its steep difficulty, but with one of the deepest combat systems I've seen in an action game and the series trademark excellent enemy design this is a game worth sticking with"
£7.95   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Fantavision
3.  Fantavision by Sony Computer Entertainment UK
The list author says:
  "A PS2 release title that still holds up as an enjoyable and pretty original puzzle game and very well presented."
£7.49   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Freak Out
4.  Freak Out by Midas Interactive
The list author says:
  "A neat game with an awesome concept. You control your character with one analogue stick and your possessed scarf with the other, using it to stretch and defeat the 12 boss fights that make up the game"
Used & New from: £4.99
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Gitaroo Man (PS2)
5.  Gitaroo Man (PS2) by THQ
The list author says:
  "One of my faveourite rythm based games. With its challanging and original gameplay system and one of the best soundtracks around, this is an easy recommendation."
£34.95   Used & New from: £11.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

God Hand (PS2)
6.  God Hand (PS2) by Capcom
The list author says:
  "The last game from Clover studios, it's a real fun to play beat 'em up with a deep, highly customizable combat system bizarre cut-scenes that are genuinely funny throughout."
Used & New from: £19.56
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Gungrave
7.  Gungrave by Activision
The list author says:
  "A cell shaded shoot em' up with a real smart sense of style. Its anime style cut scenes frame the play really well and the story is actually pretty decent. Some great boss fights too."
£19.76   Used & New from: £2.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

ICO
8.  ICO by Sony
The list author says:
  "An amazing game, which delivers perfectly on its premise. The graphics and character animation are top class and the story, characters and gameplay all fit together so well."
£34.95   Used & New from: £9.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Marvel vs Capcom 2 (PS2)
9.  Marvel vs Capcom 2 (PS2) by Capcom
The list author says:
  "A brilliant 2D beat em' up from capcom with a character rosta worth the admition price alone, Jill Valantine vs. Captain America = rad"
£54.95   Used & New from: £12.86
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PS2)
10.  Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PS2) by Konami
The list author says:
  "The whole series deserves to be here, but no.2 is the one that I remember most fondly. Perhaps the best video game experiance I've had. The last boss fight is amazing. Tons of replayability too."
£10.49   Used & New from: £4.54
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Okami (PS2)
11.  Okami (PS2) by Capcom
The list author says:
  "Another from Clover, this time a Zelda style adventure game with a very generous play time and some of the best graphics on PS2. Inventive throughout and with a style of its own, one to remember."
£11.09   Used & New from: £8.36
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Onimusha: Warlords (PS2)
12.  Onimusha: Warlords (PS2) by Capcom
The list author says:
  "The whole series is pretty solid. Takes Resident Evil to a new setting and makes it hack and slash. Always with high production values and engaging gameplay."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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PaRappa the Rapper 2
13.  PaRappa the Rapper 2 by Sony Computer Entertainment UK
The list author says:
  "Refines the solid gameplay of its predecessor with some great tracks and the ability to 'freestyle'. Good mutiplayer too."
£25.05   Used & New from: £11.92
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Red Star (PS2)
14.  The Red Star (PS2) by Take 2 Interactive
The list author says:
  "Top down shoot 'em up style gameplay. Plays well and keeps a good challange throughout."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Resident Evil 4: Limited Edition (PS2)
15.  Resident Evil 4: Limited Edition (PS2) by Capcom
The list author says:
  "Pretty much perfect. A textbook in solid gameplay, amazing set pieces and every enemy is perfectly designed. A true classic and a must play."
£16.97   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rez
16.  Rez by Sony Computer Entertainment UK
The list author says:
  "A timeless on-rails shooter, ported from the Dreamcast. Genuinely has to be experianced to understand what makes it what it is. There really is nothing like it and it does what it does perfectly."
Used & New from: £5.89
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
17.  Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) by Sony
The list author says:
  "The spiritual successor to ico its a high concept game that has you following a series of boss battles against creatures so large you have to plan a route to climb up them to take them down."
£50.00   Used & New from: £18.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Persona 3 (PS2)
18.  Persona 3 (PS2) by Koei
The list author says:
  "Any of the Shin Megami series are well worth a try. Persona 3 probably offers the biggest changes to the generic rpgs that make up the market. Long, addictive, original and engaging."
Used & New from: £49.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Silent Hill 2: Director's Cut Platinum (PS2)
19.  Silent Hill 2: Director's Cut Platinum (PS2) by Konami
The list author says:
  "Another contender for strongest story line in a video game. Capture an atmosphere well, genuinely creepy and a story that sticks with you."
Used & New from: £2.69
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Space Channel 5.2
20.  Space Channel 5.2 by Sony
The list author says:
  "Hard to find rythm game with some great tunes and a great sense of style and humour. Worth tracking down."
Used & New from: £20.90
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Tekken 5 (PS2)
21.  Tekken 5 (PS2) by Sony
The list author says:
  "The best in the series. A huge jump from no.4 it offers quite accessable play which is quick and fluid. Great characters and a fair amount of depth."
£32.95   Used & New from: £7.54
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (PS2)
22.  Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (PS2) by Sega
The list author says:
  "Another quality beat em' up. This one's a needs a bit more effort to get the most out of it. The characters are all really varied to play as but perfectly balanced. A great single player campain too."
£22.95   Used & New from: £0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

We Love Katamari (PS2)
23.  We Love Katamari (PS2) by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Very much doing its own thing, strangly satisfying roll 'em up with great presentation and music."
£44.95   Used & New from: £19.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Wipeout Fusion
24.  Wipeout Fusion by Sony Computer Entertainment UK
The list author says:
  "A high speed racing game that maintains its distinct racing mechanics. It can be off putting to those new to the series but when you get the hang of it its really enjoyable. Lots of content too."
£13.64   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Yakuza (PS2)
25.  Yakuza (PS2) by Sega
The list author says:
  "From the man behind Shenmue comes a beat em up with a good story that captures its setting (Tokyo) as well as any other game I've played. One of my personal favourites on the console."
£32.95   Used & New from: £6.42
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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